Monday, December 11, 2023


50th Balloon Fest: ‘More special shapes than ever’

The 50th Adirondack Balloon Festival — Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 20-24 expects 97 hot air balloons including 14 or 15 special shapes.

It’s the most balloons in years, and “more special shapes than we ever had before,” organizer Mark Donahue tells The Chronicle.

Among them: three flying Penguins, a bathtub-friendly Rubber Duck, Simbala the lion, a cheetah, a flying Watermelon, festival regulars “Sunny Boy”

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Hacksaw hospitalized following upbeat event at GF Fire Co.

WWE Hall of Fame wrestler and Glens Falls native son Hacksaw Jim Duggan was hospitalized Friday for an unspecified medical emergency following an honorary ceremony and meet-and-greet with fans at the Glens Falls Fire Station on Ridge Street.

“Jim was taken to the hospital and admitted yesterday evening,” his wife Debra wrote late Saturday afternoon on Hacksaw’s Facebook page.

“He had emergency surgery this morning and everything went well. We …

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How much does The Post-Star cost?

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

A woman in Lake George contacted The Chronicle distressed about The Post-Star’s cutting back its print edition to three days a week.

In the course of the conversation, she said she pays $765 a year for her print and digital subscription.

The number seemed so high to me that I asked if she could send me a copy of the bill.

The woman, a senior …

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Wood Theater launching local Music Hall of Fame

As part of its Nashville-themed annual fund-raising party on Oct. 7, the Charles R. Wood Theater will honor 15 regional inductees into a new Glens Falls Music Hall of Fame as a temporary exhibit in its Cabaret Space.

Initial honorees include Hartford native and jazz pianist Charles Cornell; Hudson Falls native jazz-standards pianist Tony DeSare; band frontman Bobby Dick, who passed away earlier this year; Hudson Falls native and accomplished …

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Follow-up on juvenile crime spree in Glens Falls: 2 eyewitnesses contact us

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

We’re following up on last week’s front-page story headlined “GF Police: Group of juveniles in crime spree,” in which police reported “a large number of complaints of incidents that juveniles have been involved in the past week.”

Chief Jarred Smith confirmed to us three assaults specifically, including one on the patio outside Downtown City Tavern on Elm Street. Chief Smith and Mayor Bill Collins said …

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